Argentinian

Alejandro Amenábar

by Manila on January 30, 2018

Alejandro Amenabar – “Regression” Madrid Photocall – Villamagna Hotel – Madrid, Spain – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 31 March, 1972

Ethnicity: Chilean [Spanish (Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese, Valencian), Basque, Galician, remote Indigenous], 1/32 English, 1/32 Welsh, 1/1024 Belgian (Flemish), French, Italian, Portuguese, as well as German, Greek, and Indigenous Argentinian/Peruvian (both Quechua)

Alejandro Amenábar is a Chilean-Spanish film director, screenwriter, and composer.

His father, Hugo Ricardo Amenábar Wormald, is Chilean. His mother, Josefina Cantos López, is Spanish.

Alejandro is married to David Blanco.

Alejandro’s fourth patrilineal great-grandfather, Salvador Ignacio Amenábar Iturriaga, was Basque, from Elgoibar, Gipuzkoa. His patrilineal ancestry can further be traced back to his tenth great-grandfather, Juan Amador de Amenábar (died 29 January 1682, Azpeitia, Gipuzkoa).

Alejandro’s paternal grandfather was Benjamín Horacio Amenábar Ossa (the son of Joaquín Daniel Amenábar Cordovez and Josefina Ossa Ansieta). Joaquín was the son of Joaquín Amenábar Espinosa and Emilia Cordovez Cordovez. Josefina was the daughter of José Nicolás Ossa Varas and Antonia Ansieta Blanchet.

Alejandro’s paternal grandmother was María Laura Wormald Infante (the daughter of Carlos Wormald Ibáñez and Emilia Infante Sanders). Carlos was the son of Juan Enrique Wormald Ramírez, whose own father, George (or Jorge in Spanish) Wormald, was an English emigrant, from Wakefield, Yorkshire (now West Workshire), and of Carmen Ibáñez Cádiz. Emilia was the daughter of Francisco José Infante Díaz and Emilia Sanders Bayón, whose own father, Thomas (or Tomás in Spanish) Sanders, was a Welsh emigrant, from Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire.

Alejandro’s maternal grandparents were surnamed Cantos and López.

Sources: Genealogies of Alejandro Amenábar (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
http://www.genealogiachilenaenred.cl

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Steve Lemme

by madman on December 17, 2017

Birth Name: Stephen Carlos Lemme

Place of Birth: New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 13, 1968

Ethnicity:
*Argentinian (father)
*French, Puerto Rican (mother)

Steve Lemme is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and comedian.

His father, Carlos Lemme, is Argentinian. His mother, Gloria, is from New York.

Steve’s maternal grandfather was Leon Charles Paret (the son of Jacques/Jean Paret and Marie Dumas). Leon was born in New York, to French parents.

Steve’s maternal grandmother was Rosa/Rose Maria Dalmau y Cosme/Gómez (the daughter of Gabriel Dalmau y Monclova and Ana Cosme de Dalmau). Rose was Puerto Rican. Gabriel was the son of Gabriel Dalmau Grimon. Ana was the daughter of Fulgencia Cosme.

Sources: http://www.brokenlizard.com

Steve’s maternal grandparents, Leon Charles Paret and Rosa/Rose Maria Dalmau y Cosme/Gómez, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Photo by Starfrenzy/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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Alejandro Guillier

by Manila on November 26, 2017

Birth Name: Alejandro René Eleodoro Guillier Álvarez

Place of Birth: La Serena, Coquimbo, Chile

Date of Birth: 5 March, 1953

Ethnicity: Chilean (Spanish [Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leónese, Valencian], Basque, Catalan, Galician, Indigenous Chilean), Belgian [Walloon], Breton, French, Italian, Portuguese, as well as remote German, Greek, Indigenous Argentinian [Huarpe], and Indigenous Peruvian [Quechua]

Alejandro Guillier is a sociologist, journalist, and politician. He represents the 2nd district of Antofagasta in the Senate of Chile. He was a candidate for the 2017 Chilean presidential election.

He is the son of Alejandro René Guillier Ossa and María Raquel Álvarez Monterrey.

Senator Guillier is married to anthropologist María Cristina Farga Hernández, with whom he has a son.

Senator Guillier’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Jean Baptiste Guillier.

Senator Guillier’s paternal grandfather was René Guillier Gallegos (the son of Alejandro Ignacio Guillier Guerrero and Adela Gallegos Correa). Alejandro was the son of French engineer Alexandre Guillier, of Dole, Jura, and of Gumercinda Guerrero Riquelme. Adela was the daughter of José Vicente Gallegos de Rubias y Verdugo and Adela Correa Aldana.

Senator Guillier’s paternal grandmother was Maria Amalia Luisa Ossa Lorca (the daughter of Primitivo Luis Máximo Ossa Cerda and María Amalia del Carmen Lorca Muñoz). Luis was the son of Ignacio Javier Ossa Cerda and Natalia Cerda Ossa. Senator Guillier’s great-grandmother Amalia was the daughter of José Manuel Lorca and Rafaela Ugalde Manzor (later Núñez).

Senator Guillier’s maternal grandfather was Eleodoro Edmundo Rojas (later Álvarez Zumarán, the daughter of Clodomiro Álvarez Colomé and Rosa Zumarán Rojas). Clodomiro was the son of Juan Álvarez and Estefanía Colomé.

Senator Guillier’s maternal grandmother was María Mercedes Monterrey Rivera (the daughter of Román Monterrey and Margarita del Carmen Rivera Urquieta). Román was the son of an unknown father and Ramona Monterrey. Margarita was the daughter of Salvador Rivera and María Urquieta.

Sources: Genealogies of Alejandro Guillier – https://www.geni.com
https://www.myheritage.com

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Sonya Walger

by madman on November 3, 2017

Sonya Walger – 2012 USA Network’s Upfront – Arrivals – Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Charles Norfleet / PR Photos 

Place of Birth: Hampstead, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 6 June, 1974

Ethnicity:
*Argentinian [Italian, Spanish, Basque, German, possibly other] (father)
*English (mother)

Sonya Walger is a British actress. She is the daughter of Fiona C. (Gordon) and Leónidas Horacio Walger Anastasi. Her father is Argentinian and her mother is English. Her aunt was Sylvina Walger (María Sylvina Walger Anastasi), a sociologist and writer.

Sonya is married to American screenwriter, producer, and playwright Davey Holmes, with whom she has two children.

Sonya’s paternal grandfather was Adam David Walger Chaves (the son of Horacio Walger and Luisa Margarita Chavez de Ibarlucea). Horacio was the son of Bernard Aquiles Eduard Walger, who was born in Paris, France, and of Rufina Ghialzza. Luisa was the daughter of Gregorio Chavez and Rosario Ibarlucea.

Sonya’s paternal grandmother was María Luisa Anastasi (the daughter of Leónidas Anastasi). Leónidas, the son of Italian emigrants, from Liguria, was a notable Labor Law attorney, and a member of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies.

Source: Genealogy of Sonya Walger (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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Pablo Larraín

by stlucas on November 1, 2017

Pablo Larrain – 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Arrivals – Santa Monica Pier – Santa Monica, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Julian Blythe/HNW / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Pablo Larraín Matte

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: August 19, 1976

Ethnicity: Chilean (Basque, Spanish, 1/64 English, 1/64 Italian), distant Spanish-Argentinian

Pablo Larraín is a Chilean filmmaker.

Pablo is the son of politician Magdalena Matte and law professor and Independent Democrat Union senator Hernán Larraín Fernández. His father has been President of Unión Demócrata Independiente, a Chilean right-wing party, since 2015, and was President of the Senate of Chile, from 2004 to 2005. His mother was Chile’s Minister of Housing and Urban Development, from 2010 to 2011.

Pablo is married to Chilean actress Antonia Zegers, with whom he has two children.

Some of Pablo’s Spanish roots are in Navarre and Santander, Cantabria. His English great-great-great-great-grandfather was from York, England. His Italian Alessandri family has Piedmontese roots. The progenitor, Giuseppe Pietro Alessandri Tarzi, arrived in 1821 as consul posterior, representative of the Kingdom of Sardinia and Piedmont, from Pisa.

Pablo’s paternal grandfather was Hernán Larraín Rios (the son of Vicente Jorge Larraín Rojas and María Ríos Talavera). Vicente was the son of Manuel Larraín Pérez and Emilia Rojas Lois. María was the daughter of Rosendo Ríos Jaramillo and Teresa Talavera Appleby.

Pablo’s paternal grandmother was María Eliana Fernández Beraud (the daughter of Arturo Fernández Montalva and Ema Beraud Cuevas). Arturo was the son of Ricardo Fernández Frías and Victoria Montalva Martínez de la Torre.

Pablo’s maternal grandfather was Arturo Matte Alessandri (the son of Arturo Matte Larraín and Rosa Ester/Esther Alessandri Rodríguez). Pablo’s great-grandfather Arturo was the Minister of Finance of Chile, from 1943 to 1944, and was a presidential candidate in 1952. He was the son of Domingo Matte Pérez and Javiera Larraín Bulnes. His siblings, Pablo’s great-great-aunt and great-great-uncle, respectively, were Esther Matte Alessandri, a poet, and Luis Matte Larraín, who was Minister of Agriculture of Chile, from 1927 to 1931. The brothers founded CMPC, a Chilean forestry and paper company, one of the biggest in Latin America. Pablo’s great-grandmother Rosa Alessandri was the daughter of Arturo Fortunato Alessandri Palma and Rosa Ester Rodríguez Velasco. Pablo’s great-great-grandfather Arturo served as the President of Chile three times (from 1920 to 1924, in 1925, and from 1932 to 1938), and had partial Italian ancestry. Pablo’s great-grandmother Rosa’s brothers, Pablo’s great-great-uncles, were Jorge Alessandri Rodríguez, who served as President of Chile, from 1958 to 1964, and Fernando Alessandri, who served as President of the Senate of Chile, from 1950 to 1958.

Pablo’s maternal grandmother was María Teresa Lecaros Izquierdo (the daughter of José Antonio Lecaros Barros and Teresa Izquierdo Valdés). José was the son of Pablo José Ruperto Lecaros Valdés and Rosalía Barros Fuenzalida. Pablo’s great-grandmother Teresa was the daughter of Tadeo Izquierdo Varas and María Teresa Valdés Lecaros.

Sources: Genealogies of Pablo Larraín – http://www.geni.com
http://www.genealogiachilenaenred.cl

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